Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 9th, 2005
A government report said smugglers are manufacturing more of their own cigarettes, mostly in China and Eastern Europe, and that these contain high levels of tar, nicotine and carcinogenic chemicals from contaminated tobacco leaves.
The black market tobacco trade is estimated to be worth 500 million pounds (US$950 million, EUR 650 million), or some 15% of the British market.
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